New Fines Expected to Make
UAE Roads Safer
The UAE has implemented a strict new policy on traffic fines with effect from July 1 this year. Motorists and even pedestrians who do not follow traffic rules could face more than 200 different traffic fines if they run afoul of the law. The purpose of these stricter traffic fines is not to make money but to make motorists more vigilant about their behavior on the roads so that they are safer for all road users.
In view of the fact that as many as 76 people died in traffic accidents in Dubai rates in the first half of Dubai, the authorities in the UAE felt that it was time to implement a stricter policy regarding traffic violations. Dubai is a city that has one of the highest rates of car ownership in the world and these new rules involving tough punishments for violations like jumping red signals will hopefully contribute to making the roads safer.